St. Francis Swimming

8-Time Sac-Joaquin Section Champions

1987, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2010, 2011

Delta River and Delta League Champions

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


Alumna Mills Makes 400 IM Final at the U.S. Olympic Trials

Photo Credit_Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY (2015 Pan Am Games)

OMAHA, Neb. – Alumna Kate Mills ‘07 finished eighth in the 400 IM (4:46.58) at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb., on June 16. Mills swam at Harvard and is a 2011 graduate with a degree in Art History and Spanish. She is the school record holder in the 200 Butterfly and ranks in the top five in the 200 IM and 400 IM. She is qualified to swim the 200 IM on Tuesday and is appearing in her third Olympic Trials.


St. Francis Athletics Partners with SportsLeader

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis High School and the Troubadour Athletic Department will partner with SportsLeader over the next four years to implement their Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches.

“In offering athletics programs at St. Francis we seek to use sport as a context for physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Our partnership with Sports Leader represents a continuation of that great Troubie tradition in a very intentional way.”


Troubadours Place Second in Delta League All-Sports Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis athletic department placed second overall in the All-Sports Award standings for the Delta League among the girls programs for the 2015-16 season, losing to Davis by two points. The Troubadours recorded a league-best seven combined first and second-place finishes.

“We congratulate Davis and appreciate the great competition in our league,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Winning is not a primary goal but a byproduct  of doing things well and we are proud of the efforts of our student-athletes and coaches.”


2016 Swimming Highlights

  • Senior Emily Peters qualified for the CIF State Championships in the 50 free for the second consecutive season. She clocked a time of 24.25 to finish 25th in the 50-meter freestyle Friday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.  She entered the meet seeded 34th with a seed time of 24.23 and was 22nd overall as a junior.
  • St. Francis placed fourth overall in the varsity meet at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships held at Tokay High School. The St.

Swimmer Emily Bloom Named Valedictorian

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four years ago Emily Bloom could never have envisioned giving a speech at graduation and she has no idea what she would have said. But after her experiences at St. Francis Catholic High School, she now has something to say.

“I could not have given a speech at Memorial Auditorium and I would not have had anything to say,” predicted Bloom of herself as a freshman.


Peters to Swim at State Championships Again, Cal Poly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Emily Peters qualified in the 50-meter freestyle for the CIF State Swimming Championships starting on Friday, May 20 at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.

“It is exciting,” said Peters. “It was a fun meet last year. I am grateful that I can go again and have that opportunity to compete against some fast girls.”

Peters will be swimming at the meet for the second consecutive year and is the only Troubadour in school history to swim at the state meet that started in 2015. She finished 22nd overall last year with a time of 24.24.


Swimming and Diving Finishes Fourth at Section Finals

LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving team finished fourth at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships on Saturday at Tokay High School.

“Today was a good day,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “Coming into this season, I didn’t think we would be able to get fourth. I knew we were in a fight against Rio (for third) starting today. We ended up 10 points behind but I could not be prouder. It is bittersweet because this senior class has a lot of kids I am going to miss. It is sad to see them be done.”


Swimming Advances Six at Section Finals on Saturday

LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team advanced six swimmers in a combined six events and all three relays at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships at Tokay High School. The finals will be contested on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

Senior Chloe Mitchell had the top finish on the day, placing fourth in the 500 free with a time of 5:01.60. She also qualified in the 200 free (1:52.84). Katie McIntee was fifth in the 100 free and ninth in the 200 free, while classmate Emily Peters finished fifth in the 50 free (24.49).


Swimming and Diving Finishes Second at League Meet

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity swimming and diving team finished second overall at the Delta League Championships on Friday at Jesuit High School.

“We did not go quiet,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “We knew we had a challenge in front of us. They did not quit. Davis is a great team and our hats our off to them. We just needed a little more to get it done. We could taste it but we came up a little short this time.”


Swimming Leads after Day 1 at Delta League Meet

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – Aided by a strong performance by the Diving team, the St. Francis swimming team got off to a great start at the Delta League Swimming Trials at Jesuit High School Thursday.

“We needed some work done today and we got the job started,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “Davis is a great competitor and competition. It is going to be a tough challenge tomorrow. But I think we are setup to compete for the win.”

St. Francis leads Davis by 34 points heading into the finals on Friday, which begin at 3:00 p.m.

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Swimming Senior Night

St. Francis celebrated their seniors before the meet against Grant and Sheldon on April 20. Photos by Lifetouch.

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2016 St. Francis Spring Signing Day

Seven student-athletes have signed or committed to plays sports at collegiate programs across the nation in conjunction with the third NCAA National Signing Day. Overall, St. Francis has 25 student-athletes from the class of 2016 playing sports in college this fall.

Seven student-athletes have signed or committed to plays sports at collegiate programs across the nation in conjunction with the third NCAA National Signing Day. Overall, St. Francis has 25 student-athletes from the class fo 2016 playing sports in college this fall.


Senior Peterson to Swim at St. Catherine in Minnesota

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior McKenna Peterson will swim at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., next fall. She will participate in the St. Francis Signing Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 13.

“I was exploring my options to see what was out there and found St. Catherine,” said Peterson. “I reached out to the coach and went to visit. They had everything I was looking for (in a school). It is the perfect fit for me.”


Swimming Wins League Meet with Franklin and Sheldon

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team won eight of the 10 events led by several strong individual performances in preparation for the NorCal Championships this weekend.

“This was a meet where we needed to show up and we took care of business,” said Head Coach Richard Levin.

Sophomore Emily Bartylla won the 100-yard breaststroke ( (1:14.26) and finished second in the 50 freestyle (26.81) while participating on the winning 200-yard medley relay  with Caroline Urkov, Emily Peters and Audrey Camarillo and second-place 400-yard free relay.


Swimming Defeated by Davis in Dual Meet

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – A year ago, they were the top two programs in the Delta League with St. Francis winning the league title. The two schools met again Wednesday with Davis taking a 107-63 victory in the varsity meet and 107-60 win in the Frosh-Soph matchup.

“We have a long way to go,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “Davis is a perennial powerhouse and they showed their stuff. Our senior and junior leadership all showed up today and we had some young swimmers standout.”


2016 Swimming Team Roster

Name Class Hometown
Alyssa Ainsley SR Sacramento
Sarah Ajise JR Sacramento
Laila Akhavi SR Folsom
Amira Araj JR Folsom
Rose Archer FR Sacramento
Maia Arnott FR Sacramento
Camille Avila-DaRosa JR Sacramento
Mary Balestreri JR Sacramento
Frances Barbour JR Sacramento
Amaya Barnes JR Sacramento
Anastasia Barrett SO Meadow Vista
Jennalyn Barthels SR Sacramento
Emily Bartylla SO Granite Bay
Isabella Bedford FR Sacramento
Nicole Beigh SO Folsom
Prescilla Belisario SO Sacramento
Abigail Berg FR Sacramento
Emily Bloom SR Carmichael
Taylor Boe JR Orangevale
Madeline Brown SO Roseville
Jennifer Bushberg JR Sacramento
Lela Buzzard FR Carmichael
Audrey Camarillo SO Folsom
Alanna Carlin SO Sacramento
Kobe Carpenter SO Gold River
Gabrielle Casentini JR Sacramento
Lennea Castro SO West Sacramento
Nicole Chan SR Sacramento
Hannah Clouser SO Folsom
Grace Conlin SO Sacramento
Rose Conlin FR Sacramento
Tessa Crouch FR Auburn
Cassie Cunningham JR Yuba City
Melissa Damien SO Fair Oaks
Gianna DeFelice FR Rancho Cordova
Fiona Dodson JR Folsom
Allison Dowdell SO Sacramento
Liliana Eilhardt SO Citrus Heights
Jullian Elenberger JR Folsom
Julia Endicott SO Roseville
Alexis Ericson FR Folsom
Bianca Escoto SO Citrus Heights
Marissa Fat SO Sacramento
Sally Ferguson JR Sacramento
Isabella Flores FR Sacramento
Ivanna Foreno Pretto FR Sacramento
Jacqueline Free SO Carmichael
Emma Fries SO Sacramento
Elizabeth Fugit JR Sacramento
Taylor Garrett FR Sacramento
Samantha Gates JR Sacramento
Mary-Louise Goodwin SO Sacramento
Karoline Guthrie JR Sacramento
Maya Ha FR Roseville
Natalya Hardin SR Sacramento
Lauren Harris FR Folsom
Madison Haynes SR Granite Bay
Piper Hechtl FR Davis
Fiona Heenan SO Sacramento
Chynna Hinrichsen SO Sacramento
Isabella Hoffman FR Rocklin
Natalie Imboden SO Sacramento
Allison Jeffers JR Sacramento
Tenea Jefferies SO Sacramento
Emily Jones SO Sacramento
Kathryn Kane FR Carmichael
Lexi Karres JR Sacramento
Chloe King SO Sacramento
Grace Klas SO Placerville
Taylor Koewler JR Sacramento
Sonia Laskin JR Elk Grove
Emalee Lavezzo FR Sacramento
Lauren Lawver FR Sacramento
Madise Lima SO Penn Valley
Emma Loehr FR Gold River
Hailey Malone SO Sacramento
Michaela Marks JR Carmichael
Mallory Marshall JR Folsom
Giovanna Martinez SR El Dorado Hills
Lillyann McGee SO Fair Oaks
Katie McIntee SR Sacramento
Lily McLoughlin FR Sacramento
Marcella Mirabelli SR Folsom
Chloe Mitchell SR El Dorado Hills
Rocky Mudd JR Suisan City
Annemarie Mullen JR Sacramento
Rose Mullen FR Sacramento
Abigail Mullen FR Sacramento
Jenna Murphy JR Folsom
Katherine Musser SR Pilot Hill
Krystle Nanoo SO Rancho Cordova
Clare Neal FR Sacramento
Madison Neil JR Folsom
Ellena Negrete JR Orangevale
Dawn Nguyen SR Sacramento
Hannah Therese Parulan FR Sacramento
Emily Peters SR Folsom
McKenna Peterson SR Cameron Park
Gabrielle Petty JR Carmichael
Emily Piatanesi JR Sacramento
Rory Pitts SR Fair Oaks
Sofia Plasencia FR Sacramento
Charisma Powning SO Sacramento
McKinley Rasmussen FR Sacramento
Sam Reinl SR Sacramento
Kellie Reyes SR Elk Grove
Taylor Riffle SO Sacramento
Grace Righton SO Folsom
Tara Robinson FR Rescue
Tami Rodriguez FR Folsom
Tatum Roepke JR Sacramento
Caroline Rojas SR Sacramento
Quinn Ruggles SO Sacramento
Clarissa Ryder SO Sacramento
Gia Saini SR Carmichael
Isabella Sandoval SO Sacramento
Isabella Sardo SO Folsom
Amanda Schaffner JR Fair Oaks
Olivia Scheid SR Sacramento
Mikhaila Schiller JR Elk Grove
Makenna Schwarz JR Sacramento
Maya Sbisa SO Folsom
Katherine Sheahon FR Sacramento
Jadyn Simperman SO Orangevale
Taylor Simpson SR Elk Grove
Madelyn Southard SO West Sacramento
Tori Spencer SR Sacramento
Abigail Stoll JR Sacramento
Amanda Sweeney SO Folsom
Lauren Sylvester SO Eden Valley
Ally Tambornini SR Sacramento
Sarah Travis JR Sacramento
Mari Tzomes SR Folsom
Brooke Uhlenhop SR Sacramento
Caroline Urkov SR Sacramento
Christina Vail FR Sacramento
Jacqueline Vail JR Sacramento
Alexandria Vela JR Sacramento
Kaitlin Violette SO El Dorado Hills
Jordyn Walker SO Sacramento
Natalie Warne SO Sacramento
Megan Watkins FR Elk Grove
Kaya Wehner JR Lincoln
Jordan Weidman FR Carmichael
Emily Williams SO Sacramento
Juliette Williams JR Sacramento
Erin Wilson SR Carmichael
Alyssa Wirick SR Roseville
Gabrielle Wright SR Carmichael
Kylie Zabriskie FR Citrus Heights
Julie Zanobini SR Davis

Head Coach: Richard Levin

Assistant Coaches: Maggie Ropeke, Barbara Gluvers, Ann Peter, Matt Paige